Just wondering how your accounting years run and is there a Girlguiding rule or is it just up to districts, divisions or whatever? I am just coming to the end of my second full year of Rainbow accounts, I am told I have to run accounts for a calendar year. However, it would be so much easier to run from Sept 1st to Aug 31st. At present I am struggling to get cheques signed and paid in and accounts sorted with all the rush of Christmas going on. I have money in for panto and such like, but not paid out yet, things seem to run over at this time of year. The long summer holidays plus not meeting first and last week of the term means I'd have 8 weeks to tidy everything up and prepare accounts for checking. What do others do?